Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6 Second Record Review #1 : THE WHO BY NUMBERS


Anonymous said...

What'd he say?

Anonymous said...

Stop that mumblin'!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you Sal. I only discovered Who By Numbers a couple years ago because I always assumed it sucked because I hated "Squeeze Box." But rest of album is terrific.

I had a similar thing with Songs in the Key of Life, which, despite it's acclaim, I'd always avoided because I can't stand "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke." But thanks to the miracle of Spotify, I've realized it really is a wondeful album despite those songs. Actually, the album version of "Isn't She Lovely" has a long coda that's pretty terrific. But I'll always hate "Sir Duke" in any iteration. Sing-songy to my ears.

That's an interesting category: otherwise great albums with awful singles. Not sure I can think of any others off the top of my head, though. Maybe Punch the Clock minus "Everyday I Write the Book"? Not that I'd put that one in the same league as Who's Next and Songs in the Key of Life.

Bruce H

buzzbabyjesus said...

I'll take "By The Numbers" over "It's Hard", or even "Who Are You?" any day, but I still think it sounds like Pete was out of gas creatively.
It came after a rather amazing run, so I'm inclined to give him a break.

Sal Nunziato said...

Bruce, that is a great category for a future post, though "Everyday I Write The Book" is one of the few songs I do like on "PTC."

steve simels said...

This is a concept that may well behoove stealing by somebody.

And I'm just the guy to do it!!

Sal Nunziato said...

Steve, just be sure to credit Jimmy Page.